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    Columbian Centinel (Boston, Ma.) December 25, 1799: George Washington's Death. 4 pp., 12 1/4" x 18 3/4", roughness at left edge, else fine. This issue contains all 4 pages draped in black "mourning rules" with the headline on page 3: "(George) WASHINGTON IS NO MORE" with a long "first report of the death of GEORGE WASHINGTON in this newspaper. The front page contains "stacked" headlines: "THE LEGACY / Of the Father of His Country / being the ADDRESS of / the late / GEORGE WASHINGTON / when / PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, / on declining being considered / A CANDIDATE FOR THEIR FUTURE SUFFRAGES...TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES / Friends and Fellow-Citizens..." Following the headlines is a printing of the entire FAREWELL ADDRESS BY President GEORGE WASHINGTON, in 2 front page columns and continuing over 4 columns on page 2. Very displayable newspaper on the DEATH of GEORGE WASHINGTON, and containing his "1796 Farewell Address" as well.

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    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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